Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Digital Transformation at Scale: Lessons for The Financial Services Industry from the UK Government

September 19, 2019 @ 6:15 pm BST

Chief Wine Officer, Clarasys and Kainos Present:

Digital Transformation at Scale: Lessons for the Financial Services Industry from the UK Government

Thursday 19th September from 6.15pm
Venue: St Martins Lane Hotel, London WC2N 4HX

Guest Speaker: James Stewart, Former Deputy CTO of the UK Government
Wine Expert & Host: Julian Chamberlen
What’s on the agenda

Chief Wine Officer and hosts Clarasys and Kainos invite you to our VIP networking dinner: Digital Transformation at Scale: Lessons for the Financial Services Industry from the UK Government

Join us to learn how to strategically deliver digital transformation that future-proofs your organisation. Insights on the night will include how to deliver modern digital technology solutions alongside legacy IT technologies to avoid business disruption.

We’ll also discuss how to deliver end-to-end digital transformation in highly regulated, complex ecosystems. Our speaker will share how, in the wake of a £10bn NHS IT failure, the UK government set up the Government Digital Service in 2011 to build a single website for government and digitise over 20 critical public services (including registering to vote, paying car tax and applying for a passport), catalysing cultural change and new ways of working across the public sector. By 2016, the UK was recognised by the UN as the world’s leading digital government.

We’ll be joined by guest speaker James Stewart, a former Deputy CTO for the UK Government. James is a thought leader in the technology industry, having driven transformational change within the UK Government. He’s here to share his transformation experiences, and his insights will provide key learnings for executives in the FSI sector.

At Chief Wine Officer, we’re not all about the work. Alongside the talk, you’ll also enjoy a gourmet dinner and entertainment. Of course, no Chief Wine Officer event would be complete without a selection of fine wines for our guests to taste, brought to you by wine expert and CWO veteran, Julian Chamberlen.

Keynote speaker

James Stewart, Former Deputy CTO of the UK Government

James was Deputy CTO of the UK Government and responsible for driving large-scale transformation and building technology capability across government. He is a seasoned speaker who talks at events globally. James is also the author of Budgeting for Change.

Who’s attending

This dinner is exclusively limited to 15 C-level and Heads and Directors of Digital, Transformation, Marketing, Technology and Customer Experience within the Financial Services and Insurance sector. 

 Your hosts:

Clarasys is based in London and Boston. They are an independent management consultancy that helps organisations of all shapes and sizes to achieve their transformation goals. The consultancy draws on its extensive experience in business change, technology and agile to deliver transformation in the area that matters: their clients’ lead-to-cash challenges.

Kainos provides digital technology services and platforms for organisations across the globe. Kainos have been delivering award-winning IT solutions, consulting and specialised digital products for over 30 years, and employ over 1,300 people across Europe and the USA.

Wine served in:

“An enjoyable evening with good conversation. A successful formula.” London




“Great location. Great food and wine. Excellent discussion.”

 Chief Wine Officer

Chief Wine Officer is about mixing business with pleasure. We share technology industry insights, but no CWO event is complete without a fine wine tasting experience, hosted by an entertaining wine expert.

Connect with senior peers from within your industry while sampling the finest wines. Then, engage in some light-hearted wine-related team competition where the ultimate title will be up for grabs as a prize – Chief Wine Officer.

 Wine expert and host

Julian Chamberlen is a veteran Chief Wine Officer host, a partner at Farthinghoe fine wine, a former Sales Director at Goedhuis, and previously worked at Layton’s, Bibendum and Veuve Clicquot. It’s safe to say that Julian is dedicated to all things wine.

On the night, Julian will share a range of fine wines with you. Expect only the finest wines in the world as Julian draws on his 30+ years of wine-making experience to tantalise your taste buds.

Julian Chamberlen

 What you can expect


One sparkling wine, one champagne


Paired with two white wines

Main Course

Paired with two red wines


Enjoyed with a dessert wine

CWO Final

Winner announced

“The venue, food, entertainment & wine were all great. Well done and thank you!”

 Your venue

St Martins Lane hotel
London WC2N 4HX

Join us for a 5-star luxury experience at St Martins Lane Hotel. Situated in London’s Covent Garden, guests to this exclusive boutique hotel enjoy an almost-immersive theatrical experience, where eclectic art merges with uber-chic minimalist modernism.

A champagne networking reception will take place in The Den. We will then take our seat in the Backroom for presentations and a four-course gourmet meal.

“Great location. Great food and wine. Excellent discussion.”

HSBC, London 2018

“Thank you for a really great evening – it was by far the best networking event I have been to.”

Capita, London 2018

“Amazing evening – one to remember! Nice concept – unique and very enjoyable.”

Vodafone, Amsterdam 2018

Past CWO events
Event Director
Event Host
Event details

AyeshaAyesha Nicholls
0207 329 3933
Email Ayesha
Connect with Ayesha:

Craig McCartney, MD
0203 196 5701
Email Craig

Connect with Craig:

Chief Wine Officer & Clarasys

How to Deliver End-to-End Transformation for the Enterprise

St Martins Lane Hotel
London WC2N 4HX

Wednesday 19th September 2019
from 6.15pm

“The evening was flawless.”


September 19, 2019
6:15 pm


Ayesha Nicholls


St Martins Lane Hotel
45 St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4HX